32. Books

I really love looking through photography books and have a wide selection at home that I have bought over the years. As I really want to produce some kind of book for degree show made up of my street portraits I felt I should take inspiration from just a few of the photographers that really inspire me as well as looking at books that I have at home that are similar to the work I produce.

Dewi Lewis publishers in London publish quite a few photographers work to include Martin Parr and Dougie Wallace. I had a good look over their site – images to the bottom of page.

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Photographer Brandon Stanton really gets up close and personal with his subjects and almost interviews them. His front covers are busy.


I love the simplicity of this front cover and lack of portrait more location.


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Very different front covers but both use portraits to draw the reader into their book.

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Boogie produces hard hitting images and these are displayed on books he has helped with photography for. Marin Parr is simplistic front cover with his trademark colour pop.

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Again i realise that book front covers can be simplistic, just the title and name such as Gildens or more in-depth like his Haiti.


Diane Arbus with her trademark freaks – again to draw the viewer in for more.

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Book front covers from Dewi Lewis Publishing


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It was Photographer Paul Harts books entitled Farmed that i really liked, i think because my work is all square format and I really like the text above and the image placement – I decided this layout would work really nicely for my book.

Id like it white with a colour image though.


I bought SELF PUBLISH BE HAPPY by Bruno Ceschel as it gives a great understanding into self publishing and also other photography books and magazines.




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